The Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have extended their run at the Aldwych Theatre.
The stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed novels by Mike Poulton have proved an enormous success in the West End, with the shows now extended at the Aldwych Theatre until 4 October 2014.
The two plays tell the compelling story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise from blacksmith’s boy to Henry VIII’s chief fixer and deliverer of the King’s chosen bedfellows.
The cast includes Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon.
Wolf Hall won the Man Booker in 2009 and Bring Up the Bodies won in 2012, making Hilary Mantel the first woman ever to have received the award twice, and the first person to win the prize for two consecutive novels of the same series.